In their nominations for this year’s Yale College Teaching Prizes, undergraduate students praised the honored faculty members for not only shining in the classroom but also for having a meaningful impact in their lives beyond it.
The winners of this year’s Yale College teaching prizes, all in the Faculty of Arts & Sciences, are Carolyn Roberts — the Sidonie Miskimin Clauss Prize for teaching excellence in the humanities; Simon Mochrie — the Dylan Hixon ’88 Prize for teaching excellence in the natural sciences; Erik Harms — the Lex Hixon ’63 Prize for teaching excellence in the social sciences; Beth Anne Bennett and Pat Devlin — the Richard H. Brodhead ’68 Prize for teaching excellence by non-ladder faculty; and Stephen Stearns ’67 — the Harwood F. Byrnes/Richard B. Sewall Teaching Prize, for a faculty member who “over a long period of service has inspired a great number of students and consistently fostered the learning process both inside and outside the classroom.”
Yale College Marvin Chun typically hosts a reception in honor of all prize recipients, together with their students. Although the gathering is postponed until participants are able to celebrate in person, Chun said, “This year’s prize winners are extraordinary instructors, who, with imagination, resourcefulness, and dedication, have inspired their students and instilled in them a love of learning.”
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